Reviews by GJBarnett2
Lots! Try Run Silent, Run Deep by Edward Beach or, for straight history, Clay Blair.
Thoroughly Disappointing. "Just the facts, ma'am." Reads like a juvenile cowboy and indian novel. One reference in the last few pages to "political eye-gouging" but absolutely nothing about "why?" or the issues surrounding this event. No mention of published reports that Ambassador Stevens had repeatedly requested increases in security but had been denied. And the most preposterous of all!! ... words, sentences, are not infrequently blacked out as thought this were some redacted classified material including the models, calibres and magazine capacity of the small arms used by the participants in the shoot-out which are specified elsewhere in the text. COME ON!
It took less than 5 minutes to put this on the short list of the very worst movies ever. Hard to believe how this unspeakable piece of trash ever got made.
This is not just another beer 'n boobs Spring break romp. It quickly goes dark, then very dark. An unexpected morality tale that spotlights the connection between socially acceptable unrestrained and irresponsible Spring break behavior and the murderously psychopathic world of the "gangsta."
The plot centers on the investigation by US Army Brigadier General Bonner Fellers, played by Matthew Fox, of Emperor Hirohito's role in Japanese aggression during WWII and whether he was to be tried as a war criminal. Despite the serious subject, Fox was costumed in a junior officer's visor cap which was at least two sizes too large and came down to his ears. Made him look like a clown. Probably saved a few bucks. Just couldn't take the film seriously.